Quote from LordPoekel
I'll take this as an example because you seem to be looking too hard to find anything that might be interpretated as console only design. 6 skills at once is actually pretty ergonomic design if you want to go for a more actiony player experience. Humans only have 5 fingers.Quote from snowhammer
6 Skills at once (Thanks Maffia for the pointer forgot they changed it from 7 to 6 - again late in development)
Square, Triangle, Circle, X, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder, Left Trigger, Right Trigger
6 Skills, two potions. Point is, simple is better. Point is, it makes much more sense to build a game that confines you to 6 choices when you realize its build for a console gamepad.
I actually stopped reading this post after seeing this one. Priceless..
After sifting through the rhetoric of the OP, I suppose the summary of the entire thing is "D3 sucks because it was designed for a Console, and Path of Exile rules!!" I personally play both, and admittedly more PoE than D3. Do I give a shit that the game was ported (or is in the process of) to a console? Not in the slightest. Are you making an argument that console games are easier than PC games? Cause, if so, I can name four off the top of my head that were virtually impossible to beat on their hardest settings and/or without using cheat codes. Also, using the "PoE is superior because of the skill system." argument. Sure, I'll give you that, the skill / Ability system is much better and much more complex than Diablo's, however you do realize that the Passive system is basically a direct copy of the "Sphere Grid" system from FFX (console game as well), right? PS, here's a link to a grid if you need to refresh your memory. http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100227155641/finalfantasy/images/9/94/Final_Fantasy_10_Sphere_Grid.svg
TLDR: Do I still play Diablo 3, yes though not nearly as much compared to release. Do I give a giant shit if it gets ported to a console? Nope. You should know by now that Blizzard will do whatever Blizzard wants, as long as Blizzard makes money.